Thursday, August 30, 2012

Aurora Rising (Aurora Consurgens), Part 1

Quæ est ista quæ progreditur quasi aurora consurgens,
pulchra ut luna, electa ut sol,
terribilis ut castrorum acies ordinata?
~ Song of Solomon 6:10

Who is she that cometh forth as the dawn rising,
fair as the moon, bright as the sun,
terrible as an army with banners?
~ Song of Solomon 6:10

Etymology: "cōnsurgēns m, f and n (genitive cōnsurgentis); ... standing or rising up... ambushing".


"Relatives of the Colorado massacre victims laid eyes on suspect James Holmes on Monday and saw a red-haired devil." Source

"'He looks demonic,' said David Sanchez, whose son-in-law was critically wounded in the Aurora ambush. ... The Batman-obsessed gunman, whose curly hair was dyed a shocking red on top, seemed dazed and sleepy during the brief hearing. It’s unclear if his vacant eyes and spaced-out demeanor were a function of medication, mental illness — or just an act." Source
Pictured: "Sarpedon’s body carried by Hypnos and Thanatos (Sleep and Death), while Hermes watches." Source


"The Aurora consurgens is an illuminated manuscript of the 15th century in the Zürich Zentralbibliothek (MS. Rhenoviensis 172). It contains a medieval alchemical treatise, in the past sometimes attributed to Thomas Aquinas, now to a writer called the 'Pseudo-Aquinas'. Unusually for a work of this type, the manuscript contains thirty-eight fine miniatures in watercolour. The illustrations are allegorical representations of alchemical elements depicted in human or animal form. For example, mercury is depicted as a serpent; gold as the Sun and silver as the Moon." Source

Lux lucet in tenebris, et tenebrae non comprehenderunt
~ Aurora Consurgens, Pseudo-Aquinas
("The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend")

"Light shines in the darkness of theater massacre" Source
Century 16:

Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603), "The Faerie Queene" See, for example, Michael Hoffman's Secret Societies and Psychological Warfare

John Dee (13 July 1527–1608 or 1609) "He devoted much of his life to the study of alchemy, divination and Hermetic philosophy. Dee straddled the worlds of science and magic just as they were becoming distinguishable." Source
Francis Bacon: "Francis Bacon (1561–1626) was one of the leading figures in natural philosophy and in the field of scientific methodology in the period of transition from the Renaissance to the early modern era." As a "transitional" figure, he is given a sort of liminal character, which is symbolized by the hybrid-conjunction of opposites symbol, the androgyne.
Francis Bacon wrote a work entitled "The New Atlantis" which, some have argued, lays the philosophical foundation for "The American Experiment."

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Semiramis, Assyrian Queen and wife of King Shamshi-Adad

As one last bit of intriguing Forteana, I note that as I sit writing about "Century 16" and it's symbolic connections to 2012, a British couple allegedly discovered a subterranean "well" under their house.

A Telegraph article notes that "...the well dates back to the 16th century. ... The watercourse was built in the 16th century by Sir Francis Drake to carry water from Dartmoor to Plymouth." And I dare say no Fortean would be surprised to learn that the shaft leading down the well measures "33ft". The opening looks a bit like a wormhole/black hole. In any case, the well is a sort of cavern - a home for many bats, as I understand.

-Matthew Bell

Cf.:

My "The Aurora of the Dark (K)night" & "Fool's Journey", etc.

Michael Hoffman's "Revisionist History Newsletter No. 63", "Predictive Programming", & "Secret Societies and Psychological Warfare"

VISUP's "Sirius Rises"

Loren Coleman's "The Blood Red Movie Massacres", "Red Dawn", The Copycat Effect & Dark Knight Shooting" etc.
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